Part of speech: adjective
Origin: French, late 15th century
Showing great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle.
Examples of Valorous in a sentence
"George Washington proved valorous during the Battle of Trenton in 1776."
"Joan of Arc was considered such a valorous heroine that she was canonized as a saint."
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This word stems from the French “valeureux” and “valeur,” which came from the Latin stem “valere,” meaning “be strong.”
Did you Know?
One of the traditions of the Jewish faith is to read or sing “Eshet Chayil,” a 22-verse poem from Proverbs 31, verses 10-31, during the Shabbat celebration on Friday evenings. Many know it as the “Woman of Valor” song that extols the valorous virtues of an ideal Jewish woman: hardworking, industrious, and God-fearing.